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Apr 04, 2008, 07:11 AM
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List of EDO, Elapor, or Z-foam Jets with Landing Gears

I'm looking for a good list of EDF Jets that are made out of foam like EPO or Elapor - not the hard, brittle stuff! To narrow the scope more, I'd also like the jet to have landing gears and a steerable nose wheel.

I know GWS is upgrading all their models to EPO foam (good choice!), but as far as I can tell the only kit they have so far with EPO and gears is the F-15 Eagle.

I've only been able to find 2 kits so far:
1.) GWS F-15 Eagle
2.) Freewing T-38 Talon

Can ya'll help me add to the list? Thanks!
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Apr 04, 2008, 04:13 PM
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I'm also going to include EPP as a favorable type of foam. Maybe that will help spark some discussion.
Dec 07, 2009, 07:16 PM
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RC Lander Jets:
F9F Panther
Hawker hunter
F-16 (all 2-seat versions)

Great Planes:
L-29 Albatros (Aerocell..similar to Elapor but harder)

Habu (z-foam..similar to EPO)


Hobby King (Various MFg)
T-38 (might be the same as freewing)
(maybe EPO)Mirage 4000
A380 Airbus
Dec 07, 2009, 09:35 PM
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wingsmaker J10B AND f-35
Dec 08, 2009, 07:37 AM
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JPower F-5 and F-18 if you can still find them

But you don't need landing gear on any of these - They all hand launch very easily with today's power available.
Dec 08, 2009, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by kelberts
JPower F-5 and F-18 if you can still find them

But you don't need landing gear on any of these - They all hand launch very easily with today's power available.
can you show me a link or something where we could find the f-18???
Dec 08, 2009, 10:41 AM
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This is about the best I can do -

X-Flight had them, but are out of stock. HL has various parts, but no stabs.

I think we'll need to wait until JPower gets a new distributor.

Too bad, they are really great little jets.

I sent an email to We'll see what they say.
Dec 08, 2009, 02:44 PM
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So they wrote back. Bottom line, they're still looking for a US distributor. Oh well.
Dec 08, 2009, 08:05 PM
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Hey, very cool this thread became active again! Since I posted the question over a year and a half ago, a lot of new EPO jets have come to the market. What's better is that the price has come down some!

Right now there are a few EPO jets that carries that have my attention. Also interested in that new Parkzone Habu... Though it is priced ridiculously.

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